Clearview ‘Two Pinnacles’ ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2015

Malbec from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Mar-2017
Very dark, impenetrable black-red colour with purple hues. The nose is full, broad and densely packed with concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit along with notes of spice, liquorice and subtle layers of dark herbs, dame, earth and minerals. Full-bodied, the palate features sweetly ripe and opulent flavours of black plums and blackberries entwined with liquorice, spices, earth and minerals. The fruit is luscious and mouthfilling, with underlying fine-grained tannin structure and a piquant acid edge. The plush flavours are carried by a little alcoholic power to a soft, full, lingering finish of sweet black fruits. This is a full, rich, sweetly ripe and opulent Malbec with black plum, berry liquorice and spice flavours on a fine-textured, powerful palate. Match with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 7-9+ years. The name ‘Two Pinnacles’ refers to Captain James Cook’s sighting of two white rocks in the form of haystacks at Cape Kidnappers in 1769. Malbec from Te Awanga, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 14% new barriques. .18.5+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $28.00

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